Tanya: A hit! I'm happy for Alex.
Steve: And yet, no runs.
Tanya: Let's not walk the leadoff hitter this time, eh Phil?
Steve: Charity begins at home, and Phil is pitching at home. Still, he'll have to work to walk him after getting ahead 1-2.
Tanya: Can we go back to the walk?
Steve: There's the answer to your question, Tanya. He could do it until the fifth.
Tanya: I wish I could say I'm surprised. I'm not. I don't think anyone is more infuriating with 2 strikes than Hughes.
Steve: You think he nibbles at that point?
Steve: Not that time, but yes, in general. And another K. The Yankees have to score at least one run, right?
Tanya: They should. If they can't off Joe Saunders, they have no business winning anyway.
Steve: That's sort of a tautology, isn't it?
Tanya: It would be hard to win with zero runs, yes.
Steve: Having said that, would it really surprise you if they didn't? This is clearly not the 1998 Yankees. They seem closer to the 2000 Yankees in some ways.
Tanya: It would surprise me if they were shutout in this game, absolutely.
Steve: In this part, against this pitcher, they should really do a lot more than just that. But I meant in general. I don't mean to be pessimistic, but...I'm pessimistic. Especially when Granderson bunts to go down 0-2.
Tanya: Awful. Flailing again.
Steve: Time to rethink that option?
Tanya: Why is a guy who can't buy a hit giving away strikes?
Steve: Just trying to change his karma, I think. OOOOF. I shouted, "It's gone!" Apparently I fooled Russell Martin.
Tanya: I thought it was gone, and that that was too good to be true. Apparently it was.
Steve: Okay, so we know what our excuse was, but where was Martin?
Tanya: Forgot how many outs there were?
Steve: Boy, I hope not.
Tanya: Can't figure out why else he was that far off the base.
Steve: Because it's a free country?